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The Resource Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville, J. Judd Owen

Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville, J. Judd Owen

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Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville
Title
Making religion safe for democracy
Title remainder
transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville
Statement of responsibility
J. Judd Owen
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Language
eng
Summary
Does the toleration of liberal democratic society mean that religious faiths are left substantively intact, so long as they respect the rights of others? Or do liberal principles presuppose a deeper transformation of religion? Does life in democratic society itself transform religion? In Making Religion Safe for Democracy, J. Judd Owen explores these questions by tracing a neglected strand of Enlightenment political thought that presents a surprisingly unified reinterpretation of Christianity by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Thomas Jefferson. Owen then turns to Alexis de Tocqueville's analysis of the effects of democracy on religion in the early United States. Tocqueville finds a religion transformed by democracy in a way that bears a striking resemblance to what the Enlightenment thinkers sought, while offering a fundamentally different interpretation of what is at stake in that transformation. Making Religion Safe for Democracy offers a novel framework for understanding the ambiguous status of religion in modern democratic society
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Owen, J. Judd
Dewey number
322/.1
Index
index present
LC call number
BR115.P7
LC item number
O96 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Church and state
  • Christianity and politics
Label
Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville, J. Judd Owen
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A third way of religious freedom?: Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Backus, and the struggle for the American soul -- 2. Hobbes and the new minimalist Christianity -- 3. Locke and the political theology of toleration -- 4. Tocqueville and the democratization of American religion
Control code
CR9781139568258
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139568258
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Making religion safe for democracy : transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville, J. Judd Owen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. A third way of religious freedom?: Thomas Jefferson, Isaac Backus, and the struggle for the American soul -- 2. Hobbes and the new minimalist Christianity -- 3. Locke and the political theology of toleration -- 4. Tocqueville and the democratization of American religion
Control code
CR9781139568258
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 164 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781139568258
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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